NAB Submits Amended List of Mega Corruption Cases to Supreme Court

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Pakistan’s anti corruption organization submitted before the Supreme Court a modified report on 150 corruption cases. The list allegedly includes the names of the leading political figures as well.  The list also contains additional information about the dates when the application against an individual was made and when it was authenticated by the concerned officials.

Previously, a similar report was submitted in the court on July 7. However, the court was discontented by it making orders for additional details to be included.

Interestingly, the NAB record lacks the details of cases against some top figures, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, former president Asif Ali Zardari and former Pakistani envoy to the US Hussain Haqqani.

The case against Nawaz Sharif about the illegal recruitments in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is brought by the complainant Maj Gen M.H. Ansar. While complaint against Ishaq Dar was registered on information provided by sources. In a similar manner, a case was filed against former president Asif Ali Zardari on the request of the Accountability Commission.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, heard the case filed earlier this year by Manzoor Ahmed Ghauri, pertaining to the working of the NAB.

The case has been adjourned and scheduled for the hearing on July 15.